Us Weekly reports Madonna is getting tired of hearing about eyebrow specialist Damone Roberts “capitalizing and exaggerating” that he sculpts her eyebrows when “he only did them once years ago,” according to a source. The claims, the latest being seen in the July issue of Allure, has made the Material Girl resort to sending legal threats to Roberts. The source adds that if Roberts “keeps saying he does her brows, some action will have to be taken.”
Junior Mixing Madonna Track, But Beef Not Settled
June 16, 2003 – New York Magazine reports that Junior Vasquez has gotten Madonna’s blessing to remix her next single, ‘Hollywood’, but her rep insists that the dueling divas haven’t settled their differences. “Madonna did it as a personal favor,” Liz Rosenberg said. “I can assure you that Madonna will never work with Junior again.” That favor was for Donatella Versace, who wanted the track included in the runway music that Vasquez is producing for her spring 2004 men’s show in Milan this month. Read more.
Madonna’s Link To Bony Pony Draws PETA Ire
June 16, 2003 – Jeannette Walls of MSNBC.com reports Madonna is coming under fire after they learned she is being billed as a host of a June 22nd benefit for a Malibu animal reserve and children’s camp called Bony Pony. PETA wrote a letter to the Material Girl saying the operation “is an exotic-animal rental business with several names and a troubling history.” A spokeswoman insisted that Madonna has given the group her support, and says that Bony Pony’s troubles are in its past.
Madonna Demands To Film Next Video In Israel
June 15, 2003 – The Sunday Mirror reports Madonna is insisting her next video ‘Nothing Fails’, which makes references to the Kaballah, is shot in Israel. “Her record bosses are really worried about it,” a spy revealed. “They are trying to talk her around, but she’s having none of it. She has told them it makes sense to shoot it in Israel as the Kaballah originates from there. Madonna is not particularly bothered about her safety and potential risks. She doesn’t think it’s as bad as it seems.”
No Falling Out Between Madonna And Photographer
June 14, 2003 – The New York Post reports that while rumors swirled this week about a conflict between Madonna and her ‘American Life’ photographer Craig McDean, reps for both deny the claims. “For some reason a number of things are being said about the shoot, but it’s absolutely not true,” says Anne Kennedy, McDean’s agent at Art + Commerce. “We’ve worked with them a lot and never really had any major dramas.” Madonna’s mouthpiece Liz Rosenberg added, “This smells of an evil queen trying to trash Craig McDean and Madonna.”
Lady Saw Gives Props To Madonna’s Acting
June 13, 2003 – Vibe magazine asked dancehall singer Lady Saw what her favorite movie of all time was. She responded, “‘Body of Evidence’ with Madonna. She was a sex-crazed woman who toyed around with her men. She knew what she was doing and did some wild stuff that men probably love. I would do that, too. I get down like that.”
Madonna Closing On Gap Deal
June 10, 2003 – Madonna’s rep Liz Rosenberg commented on reports her client was set to star in a Gap commercial with rapper Missy Elliott. “We’re moving forward on it,” Rosenberg told MSNBC.com’s Jeannette Walls. “But it’s not a done deal.”
Madonna And Missy To Model For Gap Jeans Commercial
June 9, 2003 – The Sun reports that Madonna has signed on to model for Gap alongside Missy Elliott. The pair, who film the ad in the next two weeks, will model corduroy jeans. Read more.
Madonna ‘American Life’ Review
June 7, 2003 – Contributed by Neal Sky: Madonna’s album releases are always a big event: which musical style will Madonna choose this time? Is she setting new trends in clothing? With her latest album “Music” Madonna influenced mainly fashion, musically the album was revolutionary, but sometimes at the edge of good taste. On “American Life” Madonna worked with the same producer (Mirwais) again, but the result is luckily very different! Instead of electronic escapades we find quite a lot of beautiful vocal lines and acoustic guitars on “American Life”. The definite highlight of the album is a ballade called “Nothing fails” that is gently grooving and ends with an amazing a cappella choir singing the lines “I’m not religious, but it makes me wanna pray…” – it’s just an amazing song & probably one of the best Madonna has done in years. “Intervention”, “X-static process” & “Easy ride” pick up a similar style. There are also a bunch of good uptempo-tracks: “Mother & father” features one of Madonna’s most personal lyrics & the grooving “Hollywood” should be the next single off the album. Unfortunately there are still some tracks with overused electronic effects & the current single “American Life” isn’t the best choice, since that slightly political song is actually the weakest track of the entire album.
MTV Hotel Snub For Madonna
June 7, 2003 – The Sunday Mail reports that Madonna is threatening to snub the MTV Europe Music Awards bash in Edinburgh because her favorite hotel room has already been booked. She had agreed to come if she and her entourage were installed on the top floor of the capital’s exclusive five- star Sheraton Grand Hotel, but the hotel has been fully booked since 2001 for a diplomatic conference and top- flight delegates are refusing to vacate the suite.
Madonna Wants Irish Viagra Script
June 6, 2003 – ShowbizIreland.com reports Madonna is currently in negotiations to get the rights to make a movie based on the Irish town that manufactures sex drug Viagra. The Material Girl wants to make a film called ‘Something in the Air’ on her Maverick Films company based on locals in the town beside the Pfizer factory who become sex mad over fumes leaking from the plant. Read more.
Madonna’s Children’s Book To Be Released In Over 100 Countries
June 1, 2003 – Madonna is poised to make book publishing history when ‘The English Roses’, the first title of the original series of five illustrated storybooks, all of which were written by her, is published in hardcover globally on September 15th. It is anticipated that upon publication date, Callaway Editions and Penguin Group, in association with some of the most prestigious literary publishers in the world, will release Madonna’s book simultaneously worldwide in 42 language editions in more than 100 countries.
Madonna Trades Up In Beverly Hills
May 28, 2003 – The New York Daily News reports Madonna has bought the a $13 million home in Beverly Hills just weeks after she sold her previous home there for $10.9 million. The new 11,600-square-foot mansion was formerly owned by actress Sela Ward and her husband, Howard Sherman.
Is There Life After ‘Life’ For Madonna?
May 26, 2003 – The Fort Worth Star Telegram reports that with Madonna’s latest effort ‘American Life’ quickly falling down the album charts, the singer/actress is seeing her ability to generate interest wane, and wane quickly. “Madonna is having a middle-aged crisis,” says Von Medler, operations manager of a Tower Records store in Dallas, where he says sales of ‘Life’ declined from 400 the first week to less than 50 last week. “She used to reinvent herself, and now she comes off as someone who’s quietly going into middle age. She’s trying to be both controversial and be a normal mom — and she’s not pulling it off.”